Skip to main content

Jane O'Reilly

O'Reilly, Jane
Associate Professor
Telfer Fellow in Workplace Wellbeing
B.Com. (Queen's), M.Sc. (Queen's), Ph.D. (UBC)
DMS 5123
613-562-5800 x 4917
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Jane O'Reilly holds a PhD from the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia and an M.Sc. in Management from Queen's University School of Business. She is an Associate Professor in the area of organizational behaviour and human resource management. She teaches courses in organizational behaviour at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Research Interests

Professor O'Reilly's research examines informal workplace interactions and relationships. Her main research areas are mistreatment and social sexual behaviours in organizations. Her work on third-party mistreatment is focused on how bystanders can help (and sometimes further harm) the targets of workplace bullying and harassment. She also studies workplace social exclusion as a form of mistreatment, and how being left out of the social circle at work can be detrimental to employees' well-being. Her research program seeks to understand when social sexual behaviour in the workplace translates into harassment and when it does not. Her work is published in peer-reviewed management journals such as Organization Science, Academy of Management Review and Journal of Management.

Research Areas

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Robertson, K., O'Reilly, J. and Hannah, D. 2020. Finding meaning in social networks: A social capital perspective of the impact of relationships on the meaningfulness of work. Academy of Management Review, 45(3): 596-619.
  • Robertson, K. and O'Reilly, J. 2020. Killing them with kindness? A study of service employees' responses to uncivil customers. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 41(8): 797-813.
  • Sheppard, L. D., O'Reilly, J., J., van Dijke, M., Restubog, S. L. D. and Aquino, K. 2020. The stress-relieving benefits of positively experienced social sexual behavior in the workplace. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 156: 38-52.
  • Bonaccio, S., Lapierre, L.M. and O'Reilly, J. 2019. Creating work climates that facilitate and maximize the benefits of disclosing mental health problems in the workplace. Organizational Dynamics, 48(3): 113-122.

Chapters in Books

  • O'Reilly, J. and Bonaccio, S. Nonverbal Communication. In Rogelberg, S.G.. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 2nd edition. USA: Sage Publications, 2017.
  • Bonaccio, S., O'Reilly, J. and O'Sullivan, S. Nonverbal Communication in Work Contexts. In Griffin, R.. Oxford Bibliographies in Management. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2022-2027 Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) - John R. Evans Leaders Fund Inclusion, Interaction, and Intervention: The Triple-I Lab R F Co-I $ 519,576
2022-2027 Ontario Research Fund (ORF) Inclusion, Interaction, and Intervention: The Triple-I Lab R G Co-I $ 519,576
2018-2023 SSHRC Insight Grant How can managers support and ensure the positive consequences of employees' disclosure of a mental health challenge? R C Co-I $ 207,756
2018-2023 SSHRC Insight Grant Inauthentic and Authentic Forgiveness in the Workplace R C PI $ 76,062
2017-2018 Research Development Program, Bridge Funding Forgiveness in Organizations R I PI $ 8,264
2016-2018 Telfer School of Management Partnership Grant Competition The Antecedents, Manifestations, and Consequences of Mental Illness Disclosure at Work R I PI $ 50,000


C: Contract (R and D) | E: Equipment Grant | R: Research Grant | S: Support Award | P: Pedagogical Grant | O: Other, U: Unknown

C: Granting Councils | G: Government | F: Foundations | I: UO Internal Funding | O: Other | U: Unknown

PI = Principal Investigator | Co-I = Co-Investigator | Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

Healthier Happier

© 2024 Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa
Policies  |  Emergency Info

alert icon